Where was The Block filmed in 2023?

Here's everything you need to know before the auction.
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It feels like only yesterday that fans met this year’s Blockheads, but Australia’s favourite reality renovation competition has already flown by.

The contestants have put down their tools and picked up For Sale signs!

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In 2022, the Channel Nine network purchased five classic 50s-style brick homes on Charming Street, Hampton East, Melbourne for a total sum of $14.3 million. 

The specific homes our Blockheads lived and renovated in are numbers 14 through 22 Charming Street, which sit on blocks ranging from 575sqm to 703sqm. 

The Block was previously filmed in the neighbouring suburb of Bayside in 2021. 

It came as no huge surprise that The Block returned to the affluent area, which is a breezy 35-minute drive out of the Melbourne city centre. 

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The Block 2023 houses before renovations. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Executive Producer Julian Cress told TV Tonight that he expected the properties to be sold for “around the $3m mark.”

Julian explained, “The houses that we’re doing this year are probably around the three million mark, at best, in the market.”

“That used to seem like a lot of money, but it’s not anymore in the capital cities for aspirational homes,” he added. 

Domain’s price guide matched his estimate, listing the houses between $2.5 and $2.75 million. Whereas lists Steph and Gian’s house as lower, at $2.2m to $2.4m, and Eliza and Liberty’s house as higher at $2.7m to $2.85m!

The Block 2023 auction commences on Sunday November 4.

The Block 2023 houses render after. (Credit: Nine)

Excitingly for fans, the early stages of planning for The Block 2024 (in what will be the show’s 20th season) has already commenced. 

The series was originally set in the regional Victorian town of Daylesford where producers had purchased five pavilion-style homes on Raglan Street.

An anonymous Block insider told the Herald Sun at the time, “We’ve had so many successful series in so many different locations, but we don’t go where we are not welcome.”

Channel Nine in November confirmed that the upcoming 2024 season of The Block has been moved to Phillip Island. 

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